Prince Rupert RCMP, firefighters hitting the ice for charity

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department and Prince Rupert RCMP will face off in the 7th Annual Butch Duffy Memorial Charity Hockey Game.

The Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department and Prince Rupert RCMP will face off in the 7th Annual Butch Duffy Memorial Charity Hockey Game this Saturday.

The yearly game helps the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue crew and the Prince Rupert RCMP to raise money and awareness for different causes each year, with last year’s event raising $3,700 for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, a charity selected by the Hoses.

This year the money raised will go to Everybody Gets to Play, jointly selected by firefighters and RCMP members.

“We selected it because it’s a local charity that helps underprivileged children get into sports if their families are unable to afford it. We figured it was a good cause,” said Ryan Fuzi of the Hoses team.

“[People should attend the event] to help out children in the community,” said Fuzi.

There will also be a number of door prizes and giveaways at the event.

The 7th Annual Butch Duffy Memorial Charity Hockey Game will take place at the civic centre arena on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission will be by donation.